Wednesday, 17 January 2018

*First time buyers - a wish list


what first time buyers want


With so much on the horizon, like a wedding and the possibility of buying a house, suffice to say I think I need to say that I am, in fact, adulting - eek! How the heck did that happen? When did it happen? I don’t remember getting on this ride! With the prospect of owning our own home within the next 12 months, I can’t stop thinking about what that that home might someday look like and how Pinterest-able it could one day be! With that being said, here’s a little wish list I’ve been gathering about what could be behind that front door!

As great as it is to dream about the aesthetics, there are some more serious aspects to house-buying that we need to consider. The Law House has given us some wonderful advice when it comes to what to take into consideration before we sign on the dotted line! See the info graphic at the end for a few of these tips!

Love thy neighbor

Ha! I know how stupid it is to wish for nice neighbors but buying a home means we'll probably be sticking around wherever we buy for sometime. So if I could have nice neighbors, people who enjoy a chat over the fence and wouldn't mind putting my bin out when I forget (don't worry, I'll bring theirs in too!) then that would be quite nice. IF I'm really lucky and they're Mary Berry, making cakes and passing me a slice over the fence on a Sunday, happy days all round!

Garden

The one thing, hands down, undoubtley, that we both miss about our parental homes are the gardens. Having that outdoor space literally on your back doorstep is a pure luxury. Sure, we have parks and a waterfront and these things are beautiful to have near by - but I can’t exactly pop out in my pjs with a brew first thing in the morning to enjoy the silence (of which there is none here!). I can’t wait to plant flowers, have bbq’s, and cover everything in solar powered fairy lights!

A room of my own

Pure wishful thinking here, but if I could have a room in the house to call mine, that would be a dream! I have this vision in my head of an office-come-reading-nook, with a big squishy arm chair in one corner, piles of books on the floor and a L shaped desk in the opposite corner. Just a place I can escape to, somewhere I can leave my stuff out, because visitors won’t have to sit in there. I feel a room with a purpose is much more inspiring and when you go in there, it’s with a desire to fulfil the rooms purpose - you get me?

Couples who cook

The Mr and I love being in the kitchen, but ours is friggin tiny! We don’t have any room, storage space is non existent, and when it comes to actually cooking, our counter space is so limited it gets frustrating trying to put together dishes that require more than one pot! I would love our future home to have a ridiculously big, glorious kitchen were I can put out every pot and pan we own and still have space to faff about in. 

Putting a stamp on it

Nothing in our current apartment is how we would have it, everything about it decor wise just isn’t us at all. I can’t wait to actually go shopping for real furniture, for things that we have chosen together. To paint a wall something other than beige! Beige is so bloody boring! (Sorry if you like beige!). 

What did you wish for when you bought your first home? 

Until next time, 



what first time buyers want



This post is in collaboration with The Law House. All thoughts, opinions and dreams for our future home our mine. For more information see my disclaimer policy. 

Header image: Jelle Harmen van Mourik

6 comments:

  1. Buying a house is so exciting! It's funny how becoming an adult is both a gradual and overnight process sometimes. Having a room that is your own is wonderful! I hope that happens for you. I have my own space in my house and I use it every day. Keep us posted on your house hunting journey!

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  2. Buying a house is so exciting. I've been there twice so far and I loved it. I agree with the neighbours part so much, but this can change so fast. In the last 3 years, since we moved to our home, one of neighbours got a cat (that is no longer here, hopefully she is fine), another one got married and had a baby (luckily, we can't hear him in the summer when we keep the patio doors open all day long), and the 3rd one moved house. The new neighbours have a cat (not very smart) and a dog that barks like mad when she senses our dog. Sometimes it feels like we've been living here for 20 years and not just 3. :))

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  3. Buying a house is so exciting. I've been there twice so far and I loved it. I agree with the neighbours part so much, but this can change so fast. In the last 3 years, since we moved to our home, one of neighbours got a cat (that is no longer here, hopefully she is fine), another one got married and had a baby (luckily, we can't hear him in the summer when we keep the patio doors open all day long), and the 3rd one moved house. The new neighbours have a cat (not very smart) and a dog that barks like mad when she senses our dog. Sometimes it feels like we've been living here for 20 years and not just 3. :))

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  4. I want a room of my own! I have my desk in the spare room with my computer but it's got lots of stuff in there and is cramped and uninviting!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  5. The one thing I still can't get over is us now having a garden. It really makes such a difference and I love being able to look out and see all the birds that come to sit on our fence. Finding a house and moving is all so exciting and when the time comes I can't wait to see what your house looks like.

    Jackie O xo

    http://www.justadd-ginger.co.uk

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  6. We bought our first home in December, and all we really wanted was somewhere quiet with a working central heating system! My parents' house was so cold I would lose feeling in my toes. x

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